A New Name for Ventura County's Favorite Charity Event – The Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival is On Its Way Apr 16, 2014 06:10PM

Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

In recognition of the large number of specialty brews represented at the Festival each year and the growing popularity of such ales around the country, the 21-year-old Casa Pacifica Angels Wine & Food Festival dons a new name this year and features a new competition to kick it off. This year the Festival, which will be held on June 1st, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the glorious California State University Channel Islands campus, will hold its first ever ' Best in Fest ' beer competition for its independent, craft, and microbrew exhibitors. The competition will be judged a month ahead of time and the winning specialty brew will be recognized and celebrated at the Festival.

"Since the number of Festival exhibitors featuring specialty beers has grown steadily over the past few years and people's interest in beer is reaching toward a level equal to connoisseurs of fine wine, it was a logical step to add a competition just for the brews," shares Kristin Palos, Casa Pacifica's Events Specialist, "We are excited to launch this new event!"

In addition, the Angels are excited to welcome back their generous Festival Hosts, the Zarley and Van Huisen families, and announce a new Host Sponsor joining them this year, Union Bank! The Wine, Food & Brew Festival will once again offer its unbeatable array of exhibitors offering delicious food samples from fabulous restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and specialty shops, and the palette-pleasing tastes of fine wines, feisty brews, and specialty beverages from throughout California. The Silent Auction, arranged in themed sections, will tempt Festival-goers with must-have, self-indulgent, one-of-a-kind, and fun-focused items and activities that include a week-long getaway to a beautiful and serene location, a relaxing trip to a luxurious spa, and a night out at the new 'place-to-be' restaurant – along with many more unique offerings! All proceeds from the Festival will benefit the vital programs and services Casa Pacifica provides to the community's most vulnerable children and their families.

The 4th Annual Yummies Culinary Competition will name the top chef creations among Festival exhibitors in an action-packed culinary showdown and a celebrity emcee and judges will be on hand to decide the winners in both Sweet and Savory categories. The main stage will feature upbeat entertainment throughout the day as guests wine and dine their way around the grounds, and a dance floor will beckon to those who feel the beat. Bruce Barrios will be on hand to emcee the festivities. The exclusive V.I.P. Lounge presented by Wells Fargo will feature its own music and dance floor, along with special food, wine, and brew offerings.

The Wine, Food & Brew Festival is still welcoming sponsors, so it's not too late to sign up and connect your name or business with this "Can't Miss" event by taking advantage of some great sponsorship opportunities! For sponsorship information, contact Casa Pacifica Event Specialist, Kristin Palos at (805) 366-4014, kpalos (at) casapacifica (dot) org or visit the Festival sponsor page at http://www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com.

General Admission and V.I.P tickets can be purchased online at http://www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com! General Admission tickets are on sale for $125 each until sold out. Food and beverages are included in the price of admission. V.I.P tickets are available for $225 each until sold out and offer Festival-goers early admission at 12:00 noon. V.I.P. ticket holders will receive V.I.P parking, and exclusive access to the V.I.P. Lounge presented by Wells Fargo. In addition to exclusive entertainment, the Lounge will feature the Anheuser Busch Belgium Beer Garden, Plated Events by Chef Jason, Malibu Family Wines and more! V.I.P. guests will enter through the beautiful and historic CSUCI bell tower where their day will start off being catered to by the world class Mastro's Steakhouse.

Casa Pacifica encourages all Festival-goers to participate responsibly. Roundtrip reservations are available thru the Roadrunner Safe Ride Program by calling (805) 389-8196, or visiting http://www.rrshuttle.com/casapacificawinefestival.

About Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children's mental health services in both counties and along with its campus-based programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website http://www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. We want to help all of our customers succeed financially and create long-term economic growth and quality of life for everyone in our communities. In 2011, the Company invested $213.5 million in grants in 19,000 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.5 million volunteer hours around the country. For more information, please visit: http://www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr.

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Granite Announces Timing of Earnings Release and Investor Conference Call Apr 16, 2014 06:07PM

WATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) will release first quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call at 8:00 a.m. (PT), on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

The Company invites investors to listen to the live webcast of the conference call at its website, http://investor.graniteconstruction.com/index.cfm. An archive of the webcast will be available approximately three hours after the call on the Company's website. The live call may also be accessed by calling (877) 643-7158, conference ID 32033028; international callers may dial (914) 495-8565. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the live call through May 8, 2014, by calling (855) 859-2056, conference ID 32033028; international callers may dial (404) 537-3406.

About Granite

Granite is one of the nation's leading infrastructure contractors and is a member of the S&P 400 Midcap Index, the MSCI KLD 400 Social Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Granite is one of the nation's largest diversified heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers serving public- and private-sector clients nationwide. In addition, Granite has one of the oldest and most robust ethics and compliance programs in the industry and has been recognized by the EthisphereTM Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for five consecutive years. For more information please visit www.graniteconstruction.com.

Granite Construction IncorporatedRonald Botoff, 831-728-7532

Source: Granite Construction Incorporated


NEWSCYCLE Solutions Announces New Vice President of Sales Operations Apr 16, 2014 06:05PM

St Paul, MN (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

NEWSCYCLE Solutions (NEWSCYCLE) recently announced Trent Schoonmaker has been promoted to vice president of Sales Operations. Schoonmaker will report to Dan Paulus, NEWSCYCLE's chief revenue officer, and will manage global sales operations from the company's Utah office.

Schoonmaker, who previously served as the company's director of Sales Operations, joined NEWSCYCLE through the Vista Equity Partners acquisition of Digital Technology International in 2013 where he began his career in 2003 as a project coordinator. Through various promotions over the course of nine years, Schoonmaker was promoted to director of Sales Operations and senior director of Cloud Operations and Contracts in 2012.

As vice president of Sales Operations, Schoonmaker will be responsible for start-to-end sales processes, and providing strategic sales data to the executive management team.

"I'm very happy being a part of NEWSCYCLE Solutions. The transformation we have made in the last year by bringing three industry-leading companies (SAXOTECH, DTI, and Atex, Inc.) together as one company has been very exciting to be involved with. The direction NEWSCYCLE is taking to provide the best solutions in the business, and the strong commitment we have to our customers, is something we are proud of," said Schoonmaker.

"It is with great pleasure we are announcing Trent's promotion to vice president of our sales operations," said Paulus. "Trent is a great source of knowledge and information, and joining our executive team is a great asset for NEWSCYCLE and our customers."

About NEWSCYCLE Solutions
NEWSCYCLE Solutions, which was formed by the combination of DTI, SAXOTECH and Atex, Inc., delivers a broad range of technology solutions for the global news media industry, including content management, digital advertising, circulation, and audience relationship management. NEWSCYCLE Solutions is a trusted technology partner serving more than 500 media companies in more than 30 countries on 5 continents. The company is headquartered in St. Paul, MN and has US offices in Florida, Massachusetts and Utah; with international offices in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. For more information, go to: http://www.newscyclesolutions.com.

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Rooster Energy Ltd. Announces Filing of Amended Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for Third Quarter 2013 Apr 16, 2014 06:02PM

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 -- ROOSTER ENERGY LTD. (the "Company") (www.roosterenergyltd.com) (TSX VENTURE: COQ) announces that it has filed Amended Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 and corresponding Amended Management's Discussion and Analysis (the "Q3 Filings"). The Q3 filings have been amended to include disclosure of certain events subsequent to September 30, 2013, including that in connection with the previously announced proposed acquisition by the Company of Morrison Well Services, LLC and Cochon Properties, LLC, the Company and the holders of its outstanding senior secured notes (the "Noteholders") acknowledged that the Company was in default of the collateral coverage ratio under the senior secured notes and the Noteholders agreed to forbear from exercising certain rights and remedies. The previously filed information in respect of such September 30, 2013 filings is unchanged other than the addition of the subsequent event disclosure.

The Company's deficiency in satisfying the collateral coverage ratio was primarily the result of over expenditures in the second and third quarters of 2013 related to the drilling and completion of the High Island A-494 #B-4 well. The Company intends to move forward with a plan to develop the potential oil and gas reserves identified in the well and is engaged in discussions for a new credit facility that will allow the Company to resolve its working capital deficit, satisfy its obligations to the Noteholders and continue the Company's growth to maximize shareholder value. The Company will also continue to examine other corporate strategies, including asset divestitures and additional debt or equity financings, in order to finance its ongoing capital expenditure program and settle its long-term liabilities as they fall due.

ABOUT ROOSTER:

Rooster, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas, that is focused on the development of natural resources in the shallow waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. At September 30, 2013, our primary assets consist of interests in 20 producing oil and/or natural gas wells and interest in 16 federal leases or blocks. Rooster is the operator of the majority of its properties and daily oil and gas production.

Investors are welcome to visit our website at www.roosterenergyltd.com.

Forward-Looking Information and Statements

Certain statements and information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements other than statements and information of historical fact are forward-looking information. The use of words such as "estimate", "forecast", "expect", "project", "plan", "target", "vision", "goal", "outlook", "may", "will", "should", "believe", "intend", "anticipate", "potential", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These risks include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with the oil and gas industry, commodity prices, and exchange rate changes. Industry related risks could include, but are not limited to, operational risks in exploration, development and production, delays or changes in plans, risks associated with the uncertainty of reserve estimates, or reservoir performance, health and safety risks and the uncertainty of estimates and projections of production, costs and expenses. In particular, the reader is cautioned that there can be no assurance that debt or equity financing will be available on terms acceptable to the Company or at all. The reader is further cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information in this press release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

The reader is cautioned that the foregoing risks are not exhaustive and are made as at the date hereof. For a full discussion of the material risk factors of the Company, see "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Information Form, "Forward-Looking Information and Statements" in our MD&A included in the Q3 Filings and risk factors described in other documents we file from time to time with securities regulatory authorities, all of which are available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as the term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contacts:
Rooster Energy Ltd.
Gary L. Nuschler, Jr.
Vice President - Finance
(832) 463-0625
www.roosterenergyltd.com

Source: Rooster Energy Ltd.


"Generation Hear" Video Now Live On Etymotic.com Apr 16, 2014 06:03PM

Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Etymotic Research, an innovator in hearing wellness solutions, today announced the release of its Generation Hear educational video, now available for viewing on etymotic.com. The lively and informative program contains essential information about hearing health specifically for music educators and their students. The 15-minute video is an update of a similar presentation called Hear for a Lifetime, which was distributed on DVD by Etymotic four years ago.

"Schools protect students with padding and helmets to prevent sports injuries and they require the use of goggles to protect students' eyes in chemistry labs and in wood and metal shops. In the same way, every student musician should be equipped with hearing protection to prevent cumulative and irreversible hearing loss when exposed to loud music in band rooms and while marching. And, because they spend so much of their day exposed to loud music, music educators can be even more at risk than their students," said Gail Gudmundsen, AuD, audiologist and Managing Director of Sales and Marketing at Etymotic.

Generation Hear makes the case that it is critically important for musicians and educators to wear hearing protection while making music, especially indoors. The video contains interviews with musicians, music educators and audiologists. It also illustrates the inner workings of the human ear, how we hear, and how our hearing can become damaged when exposed to loud sounds. Etymotic's Adopt-A-Band program, detailed on its website, makes protecting large numbers of students with ETY•Plugs® high-fidelity earplugs easy and affordable. There are approximately 300 bands enrolled in Adopt-A-Band, with more joining every month as increased awareness of music-induced hearing loss reaches those most at risk.

In addition to the online video, DVDs are available to current and new members of the Adopt-A-Band Program.

About Etymotic
Etymotic is a research, development and manufacturing company that designs high-fidelity personal audio products and hearing wellness solutions to assess enhance and protect hearing. For over 30 years, innovation and education have been central to Etymotic's mission. Etymotic received the prestigious Safe-in-Sound Award for Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Hearing Conservation Association.

For more information about Etymotic, its hearing wellness mission and its products, please visit http://www.etymotic.com.

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